Community comes together for Cornerstone nature playground

Bendigo Community Bank and other local organisations have helped make a nature playground a reality at Cornerstone Christian College. Image Sophie Elliott.
Bendigo Community Bank and other local organisations have helped make a nature playground a reality at Cornerstone Christian College. Image Sophie Elliott.

Community organisations and school supporters have come together to create a nature playground at Busselton’s Cornerstone Christian College.

Bendigo Community Bank Busselton and Dunsborough sponsored a wobble bridge and sand to the value of $5500.

Busselton Lions Club funded a special buddy bench, which was crafted by Busselton’s Men’s Shed.

Contributions were also made by Bunnings Busselton, individuals, parents and teachers.

Volunteers donated their time, skills and equipment to put the play area together.

The playground is an initiative from the school’s Parents and Friends committee.

A sub-committee of Jo Gardiner, Fiona Hodgkinson and Odette Blennerhassett lead the charge to make the idea a reality.

Ms Gardiner said the school community was thankful for the support from local business.

“We could not of achieved what you saw today without Bendigo’s support and the others in the community,” she said.

Bendigo Community Bank Busselton and Dunsborough director Nikki Griffiths said the bank received 20 great applications for the sponsorship.

“This stood out because the Bendigo Wobble Bridge will remain here for a very long time,” she said.

“This play area isn’t just for the school as many community groups use the grounds.

“We also loved that a lot of this was volunteers, parents and community groups, a lot of things you see were donated or put together by people in the community.”